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Mar
26
Tue
2019
3:30 pm Knit and Natter @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Knit and Natter @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Mar 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Knit and Natter @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom
Knit and Natter Every Tuesday at Thatcham Library, 3.30-5.00pm Drop in and bring your knitting with you. For more information, please contact the library: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35194
3:30 pm Learn to play chess @ Newbury Library
Learn to play chess @ Newbury Library
Mar 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Learn to play chess @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom
Learn to play chess FREE 10 week course at Newbury Library for adults 55+ years. Begins Tuesday 26th March, 3.360-4.30pm. For more information and registration, please contact Jon Lloyd, Chess Tutor: jonll58@btinternet.com | 01344 45400[...]
7:00 pm Beginners Knitting @ The Mix, Wantage
Beginners Knitting @ The Mix, Wantage
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beginners Knitting @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom
An introductory course covering all the basic skills: casting on and off, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, how to create stitch patterns using knit and purl, working in rows and rounds, and increasing and[...]
Mar
27
Wed
2019
9:30 am Autism Berkshire NAS Autism Semi... @ Thatcham Baptist Church
Autism Berkshire NAS Autism Semi... @ Thatcham Baptist Church
Mar 27 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Autism Berkshire NAS Autism Seminar - Managing Anger @ Thatcham Baptist Church | England | United Kingdom
Autism Berkshire is pleased to present this National Autistic Society Family seminar on Managing Anger. This FREE course is suitable for parents and carers of children and young people with autism spectrum conditions, or whose[...]
9:30 am Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Li... @ Wantage Library
Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Li... @ Wantage Library
Mar 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Library @ Wantage Library | United Kingdom
Wednesday Rhymetime @ Wantage Library Join in with our fun free Rhymetime sessions for the under-fives! There will be plenty of singing and nursery rhymes, as well as some soft toys and musical instruments to[...]
9:45 am Computer Lessons for beginners @... @ Hungerford Library
Computer Lessons for beginners @... @ Hungerford Library
Mar 27 @ 9:45 am – 11:45 am
Computer Lessons for beginners @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Computer Lessons for beginners Every Wednesday morning at Hungerford Library To book a session, please contact the library: 01488 682660 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282
10:00 am Art Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Art Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Art Group @ Lambourn Library @ Lambourn Library | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom
Art Group Every Wednesday, 10.00am-12.00pm at Lambourn Library. Bring your paints, pastels or pencils. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30283  
11:00 am Rhyme Time for the under fives a... @ Marlborough Library
Rhyme Time for the under fives a... @ Marlborough Library
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhyme Time for the under fives at Marlborough Library @ Marlborough Library | England | United Kingdom
Weekly rhyme time for little ones! No booking required
11:00 am Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Rhymetime Rhymetime for under 4’s, every Wednesday in term time, 11am at Hungerford Library. For more information please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30282
11:00 am Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Rhymetime @ Newbury Library @ Newbury Library | England | United Kingdom
Rhymetime for under 3 years Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 11.00-11.20am at Newbury Library. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30251

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Mar
27
Wed
2019
The Brylcreem Boys, with intro from the playwright  @ Greenham Common Tower
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Brylcreem Boys, with intro from the playwright

27th March 2019 7.30pm

Cafe will be open serving hot and cold drinks and cake.

The car park can be dark. We will provide lighting but please bring a torch.

 

Mar
30
Sat
2019
The Real Detectorists, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Real Detectorists, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom

Meet local metal detectorists at the Vale & Downland Museum this March and see their favourite finds.

Have your own items identified by the Oxfordshire Finds Liaison Officer and find out the right way to go metal detecting.

Children’s trail and activities provided.

Free admission but donations welcomed.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Clcik here for the full calendar of events at the Museum.

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Free help with your family history @ Hungerford Hub & Library
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free help with your family history

One-to-one advice from members of Berkshire Family History Society

from 2 – 4pm

on the first Tuesday of each month

2nd April – 7th May – 4th June

in Hungerford Library

To book a session contact the library

01488 682660

hungerfordlibrary@westberks.gov.uk

Tuesday Fellowship @ Hungerford Methodist Church Hall
Apr 2 @ 2:30 pm
Tuesday Fellowship @ Hungerford Methodist Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Guest Speaker: Rev Nigel Sands

All welcome for Fellowship, interesting speakers & a cup of tea.

To reach the Church Hall, go through the alleyway between the Church and the shop, follow the path through the garden.

Please let us know if you need transport to be able to attend.

Apr
4
Thu
2019
The Day My Father’s Dreams Were Shattered @ Greenham Common Tower
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Day My Father’s Dreams Were Shattered

4th April 2019 7.30pm

Cafe will be open serving hot and cold drinks and cake.

The car park can be dark. We will provide lighting but please bring a torch.

 

Apr
9
Tue
2019
Lambourn Women’s Institute @ Memorial Hall
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lambourn Women's Institute @ Memorial Hall | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom

Lambourn W.I. meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Memorial Hall, Lambourn, at 7.30pm.  Visitors are always very welcome.

Lambourn W.I. programme 2019-2020

12 March From Page to Stage
9 April Knowing two British Eccentrics
14 May Discussion and Voting on National Resolutions then a Talk about Library Services
11 June Unlock your wellbeing
9 July Life as a Racehorse Trainer’s Wife
13 August Princess Iwant and the Red Bicycle
10 September Hats
8 October The Length and Breadth of Britain
12 November To be decided
10 December Candle making
14 January Talk and Taste
11 February Annual Meeting
Apr
10
Wed
2019
Berkshire Family History Society 2019 @ St Mary's Church Hall
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Berkshire Family History Society 2019 @ St Mary's Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Wed 13th February
Lord Craven of Hamstead Marshall and his trouble with the Commonwealth

Most royalist nobility lost their estates in the Civil War, but Lord Craven of Hamstead Marshall was an exception. Dr Manfred Brod, a historian who specialises in early-modern Berkshire, will explain how the extensive Craven land-holdings were regained.

Wed 13th March
Enos Molden

Enos Molden was the first Wiltshire policeman to be murdered. He died after being fatally wounded on 12th April 1892 near the gates of Longleat House. Judy Rous tells the story.

Wed 10th April
Rascals and villains: the Liddiard family

Some colourful characters from the Liddiard family archives, also covering briefly the Liddiard One Name Study and the Liddiard Family History Society: an update from Karen Rogers on her progress since the Liddiard family reunion that she organised in 2016.

Wed 8th May
Annual meeting and
A Grandmother’s Legacy

An insight into the lives of an English family in India during the British Raj
Jenny Mallin, formerly a BBC television producer, now writes and speaks about her family history. She has also published a book of Anglo-Indian recipes handed down through her family and has promised to bring some onion bhajis to hand round.

7.30 to 9.30 pm at Shaw Church Hall, RG14 2DR
All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Good company.
Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.
Enquiries to newbury@berksfhs.org.uk
or see http://www.berksfhs.org.uk

Other Newbury Branch activities

Branch members provide regular help and advice sessions in Newbury and Thatcham libraries. See the calendar on http://www.berksfhs.org.uk for more details.
The branch is now working on its second transcription project.
This year’s programme also includes a summer outing and a Christmas dinner.

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Birth and Rebirth: Death as a Rite of Passage in Ancient Egypt @ Coronation Hall
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Birth and Rebirth: Death as a Rite of Passage in Ancient Egypt @ Coronation Hall | Woodley | England | United Kingdom

Birth and Rebirth: Death as a Rite of Passage in Ancient Egypt : 13 April 2019 2.00 pm : Lucia Gahlin

For the ancient Egyptians death heralded rebirth into an afterlife. The heavily ritualised period following death enabled the deceased to be reborn into this afterlife. In this lecture, Lucia will explore the rituals that shed light on death as a rite of passage. For the ancient Egyptians, the sequence of conception, birth and early childhood, were mirrored by death, rebirth and the initial stage of journeying into the afterlife (a period of nourishment and protection from danger).

Coronation Hall, Headey Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JB

Egyptology Lecture (TVAES April) @ Coronation Hall
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Egyptology Lecture (TVAES April) @ Coronation Hall | Woodley | England | United Kingdom

Birth and Rebirth: Death as a Rite of Passage in Ancient Egypt : 13 April 2019 2.00 pm : Lucia Gahlin

For the ancient Egyptians death heralded rebirth into an afterlife. The heavily ritualised period following death enabled the deceased to be reborn into this afterlife. In this lecture, Lucia will explore the rituals that shed light on death as a rite of passage. For the ancient Egyptians, the sequence of conception, birth and early childhood, were mirrored by death, rebirth and the initial stage of journeying into the afterlife (a period of nourishment and protection from danger).

Coronation Hall, Headey Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JB

Apr
15
Mon
2019
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue
Apr 15 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Swindon Rail Museum Lectures @ Steam Museum of Swindon, Fire Fly Avenue | England | United Kingdom

Lecture Programme 2018/19

Click here for full programme.

Friends and Guests are warmly invited to these lectures, held at STEAM on Mondays, starting promptly at 7.00 pm. (Cold drinks available from 6.45 pm)

Free parking is available in front of the Museum for those attending the lectures – please email friendsofswindonrailwaymuseum@gmail.com for the access code, or to find out more about the Friends.

Whilst the lecture is free, we ask for voluntary donations to The Railway Children Charity on the night. We look forward to seeing you.

2018 September 17th Swindon Works – The Collett Years 1922 – 41. Speaker: Brian Arman

Brian will cover the challenges facing the Works after the First World War, the impact of amalgamations and the Grouping, and Collett’s locomotive legacy and engineering developments.

October 15th Minor railways connected with the Great Western. Speaker: Colin Brading

Colin will describe the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway and the Wantage Tramway. Also featured will be the Swansea & Mumbles Railway which in 1807 was the first railway in the world to carry passengers.

November 19th Around the Western Region by Diesel Hydraulic. Speaker: Joe Turner

Joe will cover the interesting 20 year period from the late 50’s to late 70’s.

February 18th, 2019 Friends Annual General Meeting followed by Members slides

The Annual General Meeting is a chance to hear what your Executive Committee has been doing and discuss plans for the future, as well as receiving the accounts and other formal business. Members are invited to bring a selection of slides on railway topics for showing after the formal AGM.

March 18th The Railway Navvy: Prince of Labourers. Speaker: David Gilks

This talk will explore the origins, deployment, exploits and life of the British Navvy both here and overseas in the great age of railway building. David is a lifelong railway enthusiast with his origins deep in LMS territory. Since moving to Wiltshire some 10 years ago he has been a volunteer at Steam, largely working in the library. He has a particular interest in the social impact of railways and has written several articles for BackTrack magazine.

April 15th Railways in Burma, together with the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. Speaker: Brian Frank May

The Harry Roberts Memorial Lecture
Harry Roberts was captured by the Germans at Arnhem and became a Prisoner of War. Brian May’s father was a prisoner of the Japanese army and put to work on the Burma – Siam Railway. Brian is thus well placed to describe the ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand. He has visited the surviving remnant in Burma and also explored more of the present day Myanmar Railway.

Apr
16
Tue
2019
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Tuesday Fellowship @ Hungerford Methodist Church
Apr 16 @ 2:30 pm
Tuesday Fellowship @ Hungerford Methodist Church | England | United Kingdom

Easter Celebration: Holy Communion in the Church followed by Tea in the Hall

All welcome for Fellowship, interesting speakers & a cup of tea.

To reach the Church Hall, go through the alleyway between the Church and the shop, follow the path through the garden.

Please let us know if you need transport to be able to attend.

Apr
17
Wed
2019
Lambourn Silver Circle @ British Legion Club
Apr 17 @ 12:11 pm – 1:11 pm
Lambourn Silver Circle @ British Legion Club | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom

The Silver Circle is a club which provides an opportunity for older people in the village to meet socially. Membership is available to anyone aged 55+ and both ladies and gentlemen are equally welcome!

We get together in the afternoon of the 3rd Wednesday of each month, and a variety of activities are organised throughout the year – for example, illustrated talks, lighthearted quizzes and bingo. Meetings are held at the British Legion Club in Big Lane, and the afternoon is rounded off with tea and biscuits. Guests are always welcome too, for a small fee.

We also arrange 2 or 3 outings each year, and non-members are welcome to join us. The cost of the outings is subsidised for members, from our fundraising.

The annual membership fee is amazingly low! (currently £4).

If you are interested in joining, or would like to come to one of our meetings for a “taster” please contact a member of the committee: Louise Wilkin 01488 71468,

Jenny Carter 01488 72679, Irene Brownlee 01488 72100

Date Speaker/Outing Topic
20 March Robert Starr “A Year on the Chalk Stream” (River Kennet)
17 April Retraining of Racehorses British Horseracing’s official charity for the welfare of horses who have retired from racing.
15 May Henry Jefferies “Bread, the staff of life”
19 June Alan Fletcher A blind gentleman & his guide dog  will tell us about Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
17 July Outing A short Mystery Tour, with a stop for tea
21 August Cream Teas Venue to be confirmed
18 September Skittles At Lambourn Woodlands hall, TBC
23 October* Outing to Oxford *NB: Date changed to a week later as it is an all day excursion
20 November Dr Hugh Pihlens “A General History of the Kennet & Avon Canal”
4 December Christmas Lunch Venue to be confirmed
15 January 2020 New Year Social With a musical presentation by Bill King “The Magic and Mystery of Glen Miller”
19 February AGM  
The Boxford Dig @ St Mary's Kintbury
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Boxford Dig @ St Mary's Kintbury | Kintbury | England | United Kingdom

Inkpen And Kintbury Family History Group.

Wednesday 17th April at 7.30pm, St Mary’s Room.

A talk by Janet Fuller.

“The Boxford Dig”.

The amazing Roman finds that have been uncovered in Boxford.

All welcome,  A donation of £2 please from guests which includes refreshments.

Apr
18
Thu
2019
Meet the Artist Robert Fitzmaurice @ Greenham Common Tower
Apr 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Meet the Artist Robert Fitzmaurice @ Greenham Common Tower | England | United Kingdom

Local interest groups and individuals are invited to meet the artist Robert Fitzmaurice. He will talk about his exhibition NO EDEN and share his ideas and working methods. The sessions will also be an opportunity for Robert to learn more about the Tower and the common from different perspectives.

Each session can accommodate a maximum of 25 people.

All welcome, although these sessions may be of particular interest to those already associated with the Tower or it’s history. Booking is essential.

The café will be open for these sessions 10.30-13.30 and 18.30-20.30.

About the Exhibition

This exhibition of paintings and mixed media looks back at the social history of the site, especially the former military presence and the peace camp protests of the 1980s.

Over the years Robert has developed a variety of figurative and semi-figurative motifs to question ideas about power, gender, childhood and identity. This exhibition advances those themes in the context of the actions taken by the Greenham women to confront patriarchy and challenge militarism. The common was certainly no Eden then but this show offers no safe historical perspective. When leaders with nuclear arsenals have insulted each other with terms like rocket-man and dullard, and the US and Russia have withdrawn from the INF Treaty the same tensions exist now as then, and deserve our attention.

About Robert Fitzmaurice

West Berkshire audiences will have previously seen Robert’s work in Open Studios INSIGHT and exhibitions at the Corn Exchange, Arlington Arts and last summer in SOLDIER Sandham Memorial Chapel.

Originally from Coventry Robert Fitzmaurice studied Fine Art in Sunderland 1980-83 and for his MFA at the University of Reading 1984-86. He became a full-time artist in 2015 and is a studio member of OpenHand OpenSpace. Previous exhibitions include The RA Summer Exhibition, ING Discerning Eye London and NN Contemporary, Northampton.

 

 

Meet the Artist Robert Fitzmaurice
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meet the Artist Robert Fitzmaurice

Local interest groups and individuals are invited to meet the artist Robert Fitzmaurice. He will talk about his exhibition NO EDEN and share his ideas and working methods. The sessions will also be an opportunity for Robert to learn more about the Tower and the common from different perspectives.

Each session can accommodate a maximum of 25 people.

All welcome, although these sessions may be of particular interest to those already associated with the Tower or it’s history. Booking is essential.

The café will be open for these sessions 10.30-13.30 and 18.30-20.30.

About the Exhibition

This exhibition of paintings and mixed media looks back at the social history of the site, especially the former military presence and the peace camp protests of the 1980s.

Over the years Robert has developed a variety of figurative and semi-figurative motifs to question ideas about power, gender, childhood and identity. This exhibition advances those themes in the context of the actions taken by the Greenham women to confront patriarchy and challenge militarism. The common was certainly no Eden then but this show offers no safe historical perspective. When leaders with nuclear arsenals have insulted each other with terms like rocket-man and dullard, and the US and Russia have withdrawn from the INF Treaty the same tensions exist now as then, and deserve our attention.

About Robert Fitzmaurice

West Berkshire audiences will have previously seen Robert’s work in Open Studios INSIGHT and exhibitions at the Corn Exchange, Arlington Arts and last summer in SOLDIER Sandham Memorial Chapel.

Originally from Coventry Robert Fitzmaurice studied Fine Art in Sunderland 1980-83 and for his MFA at the University of Reading 1984-86. He became a full-time artist in 2015 and is a studio member of OpenHand OpenSpace. Previous exhibitions include The RA Summer Exhibition, ING Discerning Eye London and NN Contemporary, Northampton.

 

 

Apr
24
Wed
2019
Vera Britten, Loved And Lost @ Greenham Common Tower
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Vera Britten, Loved And Lost

24th April 2019 7.30pm

Cafe will be open serving hot and cold drinks and cake.

The car park can be dark. We will provide lighting but please bring a torch.

 

May
7
Tue
2019
Free help with your family history @ Hungerford Hub & Library
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free help with your family history

One-to-one advice from members of Berkshire Family History Society

from 2 – 4pm

on the first Tuesday of each month

2nd April – 7th May – 4th June

in Hungerford Library

To book a session contact the library

01488 682660

hungerfordlibrary@westberks.gov.uk

May
8
Wed
2019
Berkshire Family History Society 2019 @ St Mary's Church Hall
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Berkshire Family History Society 2019 @ St Mary's Church Hall | England | United Kingdom

Wed 13th February
Lord Craven of Hamstead Marshall and his trouble with the Commonwealth

Most royalist nobility lost their estates in the Civil War, but Lord Craven of Hamstead Marshall was an exception. Dr Manfred Brod, a historian who specialises in early-modern Berkshire, will explain how the extensive Craven land-holdings were regained.

Wed 13th March
Enos Molden

Enos Molden was the first Wiltshire policeman to be murdered. He died after being fatally wounded on 12th April 1892 near the gates of Longleat House. Judy Rous tells the story.

Wed 10th April
Rascals and villains: the Liddiard family

Some colourful characters from the Liddiard family archives, also covering briefly the Liddiard One Name Study and the Liddiard Family History Society: an update from Karen Rogers on her progress since the Liddiard family reunion that she organised in 2016.

Wed 8th May
Annual meeting and
A Grandmother’s Legacy

An insight into the lives of an English family in India during the British Raj
Jenny Mallin, formerly a BBC television producer, now writes and speaks about her family history. She has also published a book of Anglo-Indian recipes handed down through her family and has promised to bring some onion bhajis to hand round.

7.30 to 9.30 pm at Shaw Church Hall, RG14 2DR
All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Good company.
Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.
Enquiries to newbury@berksfhs.org.uk
or see http://www.berksfhs.org.uk

Other Newbury Branch activities

Branch members provide regular help and advice sessions in Newbury and Thatcham libraries. See the calendar on http://www.berksfhs.org.uk for more details.
The branch is now working on its second transcription project.
This year’s programme also includes a summer outing and a Christmas dinner.

May
11
Sat
2019
Egyptology Lecture (TVAES May) @ Oakwood Centre
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Egyptology Lecture (TVAES May) @ Oakwood Centre | Woodley | England | United Kingdom

Pharaohs & Governors of Middle Kingdom Egypt : 11 May 2019 2.00 pm : George Hart

Outstanding sculptures and paintings, exquisitely executed hieroglyphs, brilliant craftsmanship and literature of great eloquence form the background to the dynamic reigns of the Egypt’s kings in the early second millennium BC. We shall look at the political impact of these pharaohs, highlighting the vivid visual evidence of leisure pursuits and working life painted on the tomb walls of the governors of the Oryx Nome at Beni Hasan.

Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ

May
14
Tue
2019
Lambourn Women’s Institute @ Memorial Hall
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lambourn Women's Institute @ Memorial Hall | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom

Lambourn W.I. meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Memorial Hall, Lambourn, at 7.30pm.  Visitors are always very welcome.

Lambourn W.I. programme 2019-2020

12 March From Page to Stage
9 April Knowing two British Eccentrics
14 May Discussion and Voting on National Resolutions then a Talk about Library Services
11 June Unlock your wellbeing
9 July Life as a Racehorse Trainer’s Wife
13 August Princess Iwant and the Red Bicycle
10 September Hats
8 October The Length and Breadth of Britain
12 November To be decided
10 December Candle making
14 January Talk and Taste
11 February Annual Meeting
May
15
Wed
2019
Lambourn Silver Circle @ British Legion Club
May 15 @ 12:11 pm – 1:11 pm
Lambourn Silver Circle @ British Legion Club | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom

The Silver Circle is a club which provides an opportunity for older people in the village to meet socially. Membership is available to anyone aged 55+ and both ladies and gentlemen are equally welcome!

We get together in the afternoon of the 3rd Wednesday of each month, and a variety of activities are organised throughout the year – for example, illustrated talks, lighthearted quizzes and bingo. Meetings are held at the British Legion Club in Big Lane, and the afternoon is rounded off with tea and biscuits. Guests are always welcome too, for a small fee.

We also arrange 2 or 3 outings each year, and non-members are welcome to join us. The cost of the outings is subsidised for members, from our fundraising.

The annual membership fee is amazingly low! (currently £4).

If you are interested in joining, or would like to come to one of our meetings for a “taster” please contact a member of the committee: Louise Wilkin 01488 71468,

Jenny Carter 01488 72679, Irene Brownlee 01488 72100

Date Speaker/Outing Topic
20 March Robert Starr “A Year on the Chalk Stream” (River Kennet)
17 April Retraining of Racehorses British Horseracing’s official charity for the welfare of horses who have retired from racing.
15 May Henry Jefferies “Bread, the staff of life”
19 June Alan Fletcher A blind gentleman & his guide dog  will tell us about Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
17 July Outing A short Mystery Tour, with a stop for tea
21 August Cream Teas Venue to be confirmed
18 September Skittles At Lambourn Woodlands hall, TBC
23 October* Outing to Oxford *NB: Date changed to a week later as it is an all day excursion
20 November Dr Hugh Pihlens “A General History of the Kennet & Avon Canal”
4 December Christmas Lunch Venue to be confirmed
15 January 2020 New Year Social With a musical presentation by Bill King “The Magic and Mystery of Glen Miller”
19 February AGM  
May
20
Mon
2019
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ West Berkshire Council Offices
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting @ West Berkshire Council Offices | England | United Kingdom

A Neighbourhood Watch Meeting is being held on Monday 20 May 2019 at 7.30 pm in West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury.

We shall be having a talk by a representative of Victims First on the help they give to victims of crime, family members and witnesses.

Crime updates from the Police and Fire Service.

Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting.

There is a £2 parking charge for evenings in local car parks.

 

 

May
21
Tue
2019
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

May
29
Wed
2019
D-Day: The Kennet Valley’s Role In Liberating Europe @ Greenham Common Tower
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

D-Day: The Kennet Valley’s Role In Liberating Europe

29th May 2019 7.30pm

Cafe will be open serving hot and cold drinks and cake.

The car park can be dark. We will provide lighting but please bring a torch.

 

Jun
4
Tue
2019
Free help with your family history @ Hungerford Hub & Library
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free help with your family history

One-to-one advice from members of Berkshire Family History Society

from 2 – 4pm

on the first Tuesday of each month

2nd April – 7th May – 4th June

in Hungerford Library

To book a session contact the library

01488 682660

hungerfordlibrary@westberks.gov.uk

Jun
11
Tue
2019
Lambourn Women’s Institute @ Memorial Hall
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lambourn Women's Institute @ Memorial Hall | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom

Lambourn W.I. meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Memorial Hall, Lambourn, at 7.30pm.  Visitors are always very welcome.

Lambourn W.I. programme 2019-2020

12 March From Page to Stage
9 April Knowing two British Eccentrics
14 May Discussion and Voting on National Resolutions then a Talk about Library Services
11 June Unlock your wellbeing
9 July Life as a Racehorse Trainer’s Wife
13 August Princess Iwant and the Red Bicycle
10 September Hats
8 October The Length and Breadth of Britain
12 November To be decided
10 December Candle making
14 January Talk and Taste
11 February Annual Meeting
Jun
18
Tue
2019
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family History Sessions @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library

Research your Family History

Third Tuesday of the month at Pangbourne Library.

Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research.

To book a session, please contact the library:

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/

Jun
19
Wed
2019
Lambourn Silver Circle @ British Legion Club
Jun 19 @ 12:11 pm – 1:11 pm
Lambourn Silver Circle @ British Legion Club | Lambourn | England | United Kingdom

The Silver Circle is a club which provides an opportunity for older people in the village to meet socially. Membership is available to anyone aged 55+ and both ladies and gentlemen are equally welcome!

We get together in the afternoon of the 3rd Wednesday of each month, and a variety of activities are organised throughout the year – for example, illustrated talks, lighthearted quizzes and bingo. Meetings are held at the British Legion Club in Big Lane, and the afternoon is rounded off with tea and biscuits. Guests are always welcome too, for a small fee.

We also arrange 2 or 3 outings each year, and non-members are welcome to join us. The cost of the outings is subsidised for members, from our fundraising.

The annual membership fee is amazingly low! (currently £4).

If you are interested in joining, or would like to come to one of our meetings for a “taster” please contact a member of the committee: Louise Wilkin 01488 71468,

Jenny Carter 01488 72679, Irene Brownlee 01488 72100

Date Speaker/Outing Topic
20 March Robert Starr “A Year on the Chalk Stream” (River Kennet)
17 April Retraining of Racehorses British Horseracing’s official charity for the welfare of horses who have retired from racing.
15 May Henry Jefferies “Bread, the staff of life”
19 June Alan Fletcher A blind gentleman & his guide dog  will tell us about Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
17 July Outing A short Mystery Tour, with a stop for tea
21 August Cream Teas Venue to be confirmed
18 September Skittles At Lambourn Woodlands hall, TBC
23 October* Outing to Oxford *NB: Date changed to a week later as it is an all day excursion
20 November Dr Hugh Pihlens “A General History of the Kennet & Avon Canal”
4 December Christmas Lunch Venue to be confirmed
15 January 2020 New Year Social With a musical presentation by Bill King “The Magic and Mystery of Glen Miller”
19 February AGM  
Pathways To The Sky: Military Airfields in Britain 1911-1944 @ Greenham Common Tower
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Pathways To The Sky: Military Airfields in Britain 1911-1944

19th June 2019 7.30pm

Cafe will be open serving hot and cold drinks and cake.

The car park can be dark. We will provide lighting but please bring a torch.